Explosion in Kabul

Release No: UNRELEASED Jan. 19, 2009 PRINT | E-MAIL

KABUL, Afghanistan (Jan. 17, 2009) - An explosion occurred earlier this morning near Camp Eggers. 

One U.S. service member died from wounds received today. 

Six U.S. service members and one U.S. civilian were also wounded.

Reports indicate a suicide vehicle-borne improvised explosive device (SVBIED) was the cause of the incident.

The incident is under investigation.

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United States Forces Afghanistan’s mission, in coordination with NATO’s International Security Assistance Force, is to conduct operations to defeat terrorist networks and insurgents by developing effective governance and building the Afghan National Security Force.  Effective security throughout the Government of the Islamic Republic of

Afghanistan facilitates continued regional stability and increases economic development for the people of Afghanistan.

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